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CITY OF VIGAN (ILOCOS SUR)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Laoag International Airport (Ilocos Norte)
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:  
Manila North Road


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
wet - May to October; dry - November to April
    temperature:  
26 degrees (average)
    humidity:  
81% (average)


HOTELS AND RESORTS:   Vigan Plaza Hotel; Vigan Hotel; El Juliana; La Fernandina Hotel; Cordillera Inn; Gordion Inn; Granpa’s Inn; La Feliza Tourist Inn.; Playa de Oro Resort; Mindoro Beach Resort; Mom’s Courtyard


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Bessang Pass National Park; St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral; Archbishop's Residence; Father Jose Burgos' Residence; Plaza Burgos; Baluarte mini-zoo; Empanadaan; Pagburnayan; Hidden Garden; Plaza Salcedo; Mena Crisologo Street / Vigan Heritage Village; Syquia Mansion; Crisologo Museum; Vigan’s Culture and Trade Center

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   January 25 - city fiesta (feast of St. Paul the Apostle), cityhood of Vigan, January 22 - longganisa festival; September 8 - World Heritage Cities Solidarity Day - Repazzo de Vigan, Historia Oral, Visita Museo ken Balbalay, Putajes de Ayer or Comidas de Ayer, Fotografias de Recuerdos; May 1-7: Viva Vigan Festival of Arts - Binatbatan Festival, Feast of Apo Sto. Cristo Milagroso, Karbo Festival, Calesa Parade, Ramada, Comedia,  Abel fashion show and house decoration, singing contests and beauty pageants, Amazing Heritage Race, religious rituals, exhibits, garden shows, trade and food fairs

 

ETHNIC GROUPS:   Ilocano

 

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Ilocano

 

RELIGION:   Roman Catholicism

 

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone and internet providers:  
PLDT, Digitel, Smart, Globe, Sun
    TV and radio stations:  
ABS-CBN TV-11, Studio 34


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Chowking, Jollibee, McDonalds, National Bookstore, Caltex, Shell
    Entertainment venues:   videoke bars


BANKS:   
Allied Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine National Bank,  Philippine Savings Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

 

UNIVERSITIES:    Divine Word College; University of Northern Philippines


HOSPITALS:  
GABRIELA SILANG GENERAL HOSPITAL (level 3), METRO VIGAN COOPERATIVE HOSPITAL (level 3), ACAS CLINIC & HOSPITAL (level 1), FIGUERRES CLINIC & HOSPITAL (level 1), LAHOZ CLINIC AND HOSPITAL (level 2), RABARA CLINIC AND HOSPITAL (level 1), ST. JAMES HOSPITAL (level 3)


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Baguio Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:  1

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Department of Trade and Industry, National Bureau of Investigation, Land Transportation Office


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